U.S. Fisheries Compliance and Enforcement
The Ocean Program seeks to advance understanding of the compliance with and enforcement of domestic fisheries laws, regulations, and policies. Through a project undertaken in collaboration with the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science, ELI has surveyed fishing communities and analyzed historical data to characterize compliance and enforcement in United States fisheries and identified potential strategies for improving fisheries management. ELI recently completed a focused assessment on compliance and enforcement in the Gulf of Mexico red snapper catch share fishery, supported by the National Sea Grant Law Center.
“The Gulf is our Oyster” (Read Porter on Speaking of Green, March 14, 2012). Listen to Read Porter discuss current topics in Gulf of Mexico fisheries management during his interview on Speaking of Green.
Effects of catch share systems on enforcement and compliance in the Gulf of Mexico (Marine Policy, 2012)
Fisheries Observers as Enforcement Assets: Lessons from the North Pacific (Marine Policy, 2010)
Reassessing the Value of U.S. Coast Guard At-Sea Fishery Enforcement (Ocean Development & International Law, 2009) [subscription required]